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The Faroe Islands Podcast

The Faroe Islands Podcast explores the news, culture, and politics of the Faroe Islands... and it's in English so you can understand it.

May 16, 2018

This week, we visit a memorial to the only Faroese person to win a Nobel Prize: Niels Finsen.

We also announce our plans for our 300th episode in July. We'll be having a special live event in Torshavn on Julyu 9th and you're invited. To learn more and RSVP, check out our event page on Facebook

Also, we're raising...

Apr 26, 2018

This week, we talk to Joel Cole. He's an American artist and woodworker who lives in the Faroe Islands. He also runs a woodworking shop at the jail in the Faroes.

Why would a person bring a wood lathe into a prison? Is it safe to let inmates handle sharp tools? These are the sorts of questions a stupid American would...

Apr 4, 2018

This week, we talk to Scottish footballer Maurice Ross. When we last spoke in 2017, Ross was manager of the new Suduroy United team on the south island. Now he's got a new job as Vikingur's manager. Ross talks to Ras 2's Trondur Arge about the move to managing in Gota and why he moved to the Faroe Islands in the first...

Mar 16, 2018

This week, we visit the grand opening of Mikkeller in Torshavn. The Danish brewery operates just a handful of bars, mostly in large cities like Tokyo and San Francisco. But now there's one on Torshavn.

We'll talk about how the Faroe Islands ended up with such an attraction, and talk about the massive changes the Faroese...

Feb 27, 2018

This week, we talk to Heimir Guðjónsson about moving from Iceland and taking over the reigns of HB Torshavn, perhaps the most storied football (soccer) club in the Faroe Islands. After that, we'll hang out where teenagers do (but not while the teenagers are there).